(Washington, D.C., February 2, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today introduced five new leaders within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Departmental Administration. The key personnel named are: Donald Bice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration; Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer; Mary Pletcher, Chief Human Capital Officer; George Cabaniss, Senior Procurement Executive; and Joseph Doyle, Customer Service Coordinator.

First launched in 2015, the Organic INTEGRITY Database deters fraud, increases transparen

(Washington, D.C., February 12, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the infrastructure agenda laid out by President Donald J. Trump, specifically its emphasis on investment in rural America. The plan calls for 25 percent of new federal funds to be dedicated to rural infrastructure needs, as prioritized by state and local leaders.

Perdue issued the following statement:

Growers Using Pioneer(r) Brand Corn Hybrids Win 9 National, 191 State Titles

Erie, Illinois, Jan. 23, 2018 - Paul Young of Erie, Illinois, recently won state third place in the No-Till/Strip Till Irrigated division of the 2017 National Corn Growers Association's (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest. Young won with Pioneer(r) hybrid P1197, which yielded 302.2307 bushels per acre. 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2018) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced at the White House today a formal agreement aimed at making the oversight of food more efficient and effective by bolstering coordination between the two agencies.

Q:  What are five policy matters farmers ought to watch in 2018? 

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve connectivity in rural areas in order to reduce barriers to implementation of precision agriculture. The legislation, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to form a task force in conjunction with the U.S.

Q: What is the USDA’s Census of Agriculture?

(Mifflintown, PA, January 24, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.

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